Men's hoops sees streak snapped

Men's hoops sees streak snapped
January 20, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine University men's basketball team saw its five-game win streak come to a screeching halt on Saturday by falling to Edgewood College, 65-49, in a battle between two of the three teams entering the day tied atop the Northern Athletics Conference standings. BU fell to 9-7 overall and 7-2 in the NAC, while Edgewood improved to 10-5 and 8-1 in league. EC remained in a first-place deadlock with Aurora University, which also won. BU's loss came down to some basic math in two fundamental areas of the game: shooting and rebounding. Edgewood hit 45-percent from the field (24-53), while the BU team hit just under 32-percent (19-60) from the floor. EC also won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Benedictine by a 45-30 margin. Four Edgewood players hit for double figures. Chris DeMarco had the big day with a game-leading 26 points to go along with his eight rebounds and four assists. Kyle Scott chipped in 16 points, while Charlie Averkamp and Jon Ciche added 10 points, apiece. Averkamp led all rebounders with 14 caroms. Ciche and Evan Klees each blocked a pair of shots in the win for their team. Benedictine was paced by 11 points from Tim Swanson. Jacob Carwell had 10 points in the losing efort. BU's Rob Vaughan tracked down a team-high seven rebounds. He also had eight points for the hosts.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.